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Slaughter High (1986)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  14 November 1986 (USA)
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Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Carol
Simon Scuddamore ...
Marty
Carmine Iannaccone ...
Skip
Donna Yeager ...
Stella (as Donna Yaeger)
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Joe
Billy Hartman ...
Frank
Michael Safran ...
Ted (as Michael Saffran)
John Segal ...
Carl
Kelly Baker ...
Nancy
Sally Cross ...
Susan
Josephine Scandi ...
Shirley
Marc Smith ...
Coach
Dick Randall ...
Manny
Jon Clark ...
Digby
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Storyline

A group of popular students play a cruel prank on a shy nerd resulting in a terrible accident. Years later a reunion is held where each of the students face a stalker killer who may be the same nerd out for revenge. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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For murder, Marty gets ten out of ten. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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14 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

April Fool's Day  »

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Trivia

The films working title was "April Fool's Day", however the title was changed to keep this film from being confused with the Paramount film April Fool's Day (1986) which was released the same year. See more »

Goofs

Some believe that the letterman jacket worn by Marty disappears as he is splashed with acid. However, Marty is NOT wearing the jacket, but it is resting over his shoulders (notice it shake when he moves). As he is trying to turn off the gas after the fire begins, you can see the jacket start to slide down his back. When he is on the ground, you can see he is laying on it. See more »

Quotes

Stella: Talk dirty, Frank! Talk dirty!
Frank: Um... tits.
Stella: DIRTY dirty!
Frank: Um... fuck. Ah, tits. Screw.
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Referenced in The Big Box: Deep Throat (2010) See more »

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They sure don't make them like this anymore....
30 April 2006 | by (USA,California) – See all my reviews

God Bless 80's slasher films. This is a fun, fun movie. This is what slasher films are all about. Now I'm not saying horror movies, just slasher films. It goes like this: A high school nerd is picked on by all these stupid jocks and cheerleaders, and then one of their pranks goes horribly wrong. Disfigured and back for revenge, sporting a Joker/Jester mask (pretty creepy looking, might i add), Marty begins to kill off those teens one by one many years later, after he manages to make them believe that their old abandoned high school is having a reunion. That is basically the plot? What's wrong with that? That's the beauty of 80's slasher films, most of them i would say. A lot of things could be so ridiculous, but they keep drawing you more in an' in as they go by. Especially this film.

It features some outrageous killings, and some are quite creative as well. (poisoning of a beer can, acid bath, i can't remember a javelin ever being used before in any other slasher film either)It really is a fun, fun movie. That's all it is. Nevermind the fact that the characters are complete idiots, never mind their stupidity, and never mind the outrageous, random things that occur in this film. Such as lights being able to be controlled by the killer (when he's not even switching any buttons, you'll see) and toilets being able to cough up blood, baths being able to have acid come out of them, just use that as part of your entertainment! Because thats what really makes it entertaining.

Movies like this represent 80's slashers. Never again could movies like this get made, know why? It isn't the 80's anymore. That is why you should just cherish them for what they are, good fun! I highly recommend this film if you're a hardcore fan of Slahsers such as Friday the 13th.

One last note this movie also had a kick ass villain as well, Marty Rantzen. A disfigured, nerd, who kills all his old foes in a creepy Jester mask. A good villain makes a good slasher. Simon Scuddamore, who played Marty apparently committed suicide shortly after Slaughter High was released. That alone adds something creepy to the film, and sticks with it and it even makes you feel more sorry for the Marty character, i guess. All in all, great 80's slashers fun! It's a shame it will never be the same again...


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